Translations are carried out with the help of outside translators listed with the Press and Information Office (Γραφείο Τύπου και Πληροφοριών) and are certified by sworn translators. The Press and Information Office (PIO) is a department of the Ministry of Interior (Υπουργείο Εσωτερικών). The purpose of the PIO is to provide continuous and objective information to the international media and the citizens of Cyprus on issues relating to Cyprus and the Cyprus Question, using all new forms of information technology, in the aim of successfully projecting the government and its work and providing global information to citizens on issues relating to the integration of Cyprus into the European Union. The PIO is also responsible for producing informative material such as leaflets, films and CDs. Some PIO departments deal directly with and serve the public. One of these is the Translation Department (Κλάδος Μεταφράσεων).
The Translation Department of the PIO has been providing translation services since 1990, when it was set up by decision of the Ministerial Council in order to satisfy the demand for translations in both the private and public sectors.
Staff in the department always act in accordance with laws and regulations, without prejudice or discrimination, and make every possible effort to provide an immediate service.
The Translation Department deals with translations of documents/texts which usually require official certification. Certified translations are offered in the following languages:
Translations are carried out with the help of outside translators listed with the Press and Information Office and are certified by sworn translators.
Documents requiring translation are divided into two categories, for which different prices are charged. Category Α documents are simple (non-specialised) documents and category B documents are specialised documents.
More information on prices for certified translations, time of acceptance and delivery, business hours etc. is available at Information on Certified Translations.
Members of the public are entitled to request information and clarification on the services provided by the Translation Department.
They are also entitled to file written comments or complaints. The Translation Department replies to all signed letters within one month.
Contact numbers for translators:
Contact number for Head of Department: +357 22801131.
Press and Information Office (PIO)
P.O. Box 1456, Nicosia, Cyprus
Τel.: +357 22801117, Fax: +357 22666123
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